Air Force no longer trying to discharge servicewoman who spoke out about sexual assault
A Monday report on the Air Force's alleged (though seemingly well-documented) culture of retaliation against survivors of sexual assault may have lead the Air Force to drop its discharge recommendation against a senior servicewoman who spoke out about sexual harassment and assault at the hands of her superiors.
Ciera Bridges, a senior airman at Nellis Air Force Base, says that her chain of command began retaliating against her following her complaint. By contrast, as noted by the Huffington Post, one of Bridges' alleged assailants is still serving in the Air Force.
Bridges' attorney, Capt. Windel L. Patterson, said Bridges is relieved that the discharge recommendation has been dropped, but that justice continues to evades her client: